Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), Fri., 6 Aug, 1875
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WIRE ROPE FOR TOWING. The captain of the tug John Owen* reports having used for towing on his last trip a steel wire rope one inch in diameter in place of the usual three-inch manila rope. Notwithstanding the severe gale which was encountered Sunday night, and which broke up the raft of 2,000,000 feet of timber, which the Owen was towing, the line never parted, and in fact appears to be as good as new.
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- *US#75608 At 328 gt, she was one of the largest wooden tugs ever built on the lakes.
- Date of Original:
- Fri., 6 Aug, 1875
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Michigan, United States
- Dave Swayze
- Copyright Statement:
- Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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